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CLEVELAND | Senate passes bill to honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby

CLEVELAND— The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League’s first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage of the bill, which awaits President Donald Trump’s signature. Republican Rep. Jim Renacci … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Senate passes bill to honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby

NEW YORK | Robinson’s daughter says MLB players reluctant to speak out

NEW YORK | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Jackie Robinson’s daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters. She spoke at Citi Field on Sunday to mark Jackie Robinson Day, the 71st anniversary of her father … Continue reading NEW YORK | Robinson’s daughter says MLB players reluctant to speak out

Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — He was the first black to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It will be unveiled Saturday on the 70th anniversary of his debut with … Continue reading Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium